Traffic Alert in Brooklyn for Barbra Streisand Shows
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning Streisand was born and raised in Brooklyn but has never performed publicly there until now
It will be a big night in Brooklyn as hometown superstar Barbra Streisand returns for a big concert at Barclays Center. Fans are excited, but concertgoers should be aware of traffic. (Published Thursday, Oct 11, 2012)
Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 Updated at 8:28 PM EDT
Brooklyn is bracing for major trafficThursday as fans travel to the Barclay's Center for the first of two sold-out Barbra Streisand concerts.
A traffic alert has been issued by expert Gridlock Sam for Downtown Brooklyn along Flatbush Avenue from Tillary Street to Grand Army Plaza, and along Atlantic Avenue from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Bedford Avenue.
Both the MTA and the LIRR have added additional trains to accommodate the crowd after the show, which they also did after Jay-Z's stretch of concerts at the arena last week.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning Streisand was born and raised in Brooklyn but has never performed publicly there -- until now.
She added an additional Oct. 13 show after her Oct. 11 show sold-out in May.
Streisand spokesman Ken Sunshine said previously that performing near her old neighborhood will be very emotional and poignant for the star.
Streisand is one of the world's best-selling recording artists. She's one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
She rarely performs in public.
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